Queue the crickets on the impact of the overturned gun control laws

Don’t miss both important lessons here:

1. Contrary to predictions by gun control proponents, overturning gun control laws caused crime to plummet.

2. If you only consume mainstream media, you wouldn’t know that.  And that should bother anyone with intellectual integrity.  Do not pretend to be fully informed if you aren’t consuming conservative media along with your liberal media.

Via Media Silence Is Deafening About Important Gun News:

Murder and violent crime rates were supposed to soar after the Supreme Court struck down gun control laws in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Politicians predicted disaster. “More handguns in the District of Columbia will only lead to more handgun violence,” Washington’s Mayor Adrian Fenty warned the day the court made its decision.

Chicago’s Mayor Daley predicted that we would “go back to the Old West, you have a gun and I have a gun and we’ll settle it in the streets . . . .”

The New York Times even editorialized this month about the Supreme Court’s “unwise” decision that there is a right for people “to keep guns in the home.”

But Armageddon never happened. Newly released data for Chicago shows that, as in Washington, murder and gun crime rates didn’t rise after the bans were eliminated — they plummeted. They have fallen much more than the national crime rate.

Not surprisingly, the national media have been completely silent about this news.

One can only imagine the coverage if crime rates had risen. In the first six months of this year, there were 14% fewer murders in Chicago compared to the first six months of last year – back when owning handguns was illegal. It was the largest drop in Chicago’s murder rate since the handgun ban went into effect in 1982.


6 thoughts on “Queue the crickets on the impact of the overturned gun control laws”

  1. Good point.

    It’s so frustrating! The left’s beliefs are largely immune to feedback from reality. Have you read Thomas Sowell’s The Vision of the Anointed: Self-congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy?


    1. From chapter 2, “The Pattern”:

      “What is intellectually interesting about visions are their assumptions and their reasoning, but what is socially crucial is the extent to which they are resistant to evidence. . . . The prevailing vision of our time—the vision of the anointed—has shown an extraordinary ability to defy evidence.”

      Sowell then examines large-scale historical examples, such as “the set of social welfare policies called the ‘war on poverty'” and “the policy of introducing ‘sex education’ into the public schools”.

      From chapter 4, “The Irrelevance of Evidence”:

      “Often the logical structure of an argument is replaced by preemptive rhetoric or, where an argument is made, its validity remains unchecked against any evidence, even when such evidence is abundant.”

      Then he gives even more examples, and of course he cites his sources with copious endnotes.


  2. Back in 1996 I began reading a co-workers weekly The Conservative Chronicle, which had articles by Thomas Sowell. I found his writings to be brilliant. One of his articles talked about his new book, The Vision of the Anointed, so I immediately went out and purchased a copy. WOW! is all I can say. Everyone should have that on their required reading list. Sowell is one of my favorite conservative commentators.


  3. Its so funny to hear all the stupid predictions the liberal news media make when gun control is overturned and none of their predictions come true Its always funny when the leftists news media gets humiliated and their own lies ctach up to them


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